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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a old laptop (the one on profile) and I am thinking about getting a ssd for it. one problem I am a teen ager with little revenue and little money so would prefer <100$ 500gb or more and needs to be 2.5" because I'm 99% sure this thing is older than m.2.

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7 minutes ago, will1432 said:

I have a old laptop (the one on profile) and I am thinking about getting a ssd for it. one problem I am a teen ager with little revenue and little money so would prefer <100$ 500gb or more and needs to be 2.5" because I'm 99% sure this thing is older than m.2.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0784SLQM6/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_l-AVCbAMCZGAG


CPU
Intel® Core i9 9900K 8 Core 16 Threads
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG Strix Z390-E
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB
Graphics Card
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

1st Drive

500GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME 

2nd Drive

1TB Samsung 970 EVO NVME
3rd Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
4th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM

5th Hard Disk
2TB 3.5" SEAGATE SSHD, SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET 
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i Pr 360mm AIO

Case:

Lian Li O11 Air

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4 minutes ago, Findiculous said:

I just put this in a laptop the other day, tho it was $7 cheaper last week.  Hate the fluctuating prices.

 

You can even use the $59 Sandisk if you want...

 

https://smile.amazon.com/SanDisk-480GB-Solid-State-SDSSDA-480G-G26/dp/B01F9G46Q8/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=500gb+ssd&qid=1555935332&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1

 

Either way, verify how much room you're actually using on the old drive, you may be surprised. Might only need 256GB.


Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 4/22/2019 at 12:17 PM, jstudrawa said:

I just put this in a laptop the other day, tho it was $7 cheaper last week.  Hate the fluctuating prices.

 

You can even use the $59 Sandisk if you want...

 

https://smile.amazon.com/SanDisk-480GB-Solid-State-SDSSDA-480G-G26/dp/B01F9G46Q8/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=500gb+ssd&qid=1555935332&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1

 

Either way, verify how much room you're actually using on the old drive, you may be surprised. Might only need 256GB.

well guess what! My hard drive completely died! yyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy! now I have no idea how much I need and no idea what to do! I guess that is why you pay attention and check smart and back up and keep a spare and all that fun stuff! I guess I could use 240GB I was using less than 128GB just don't like low storage. Guess no money no choice!

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Sorry to hear that.  What were you using the laptop for?  List your applications and games, we can give a sense of how much room you would need.


Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

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Posted · Original PosterOP

google chrome besiege cupcom faf (no shame all glory!) and bible study and the ocasoinal school paper usually those are on google drive

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Just now, will1432 said:

google chrome besiege cupcom faf (no shame all glory!) and bible study and the ocasoinal school paper usually those are on google drive

Yeah, you're fine with a 256GB drive then.  Probably won't use even 150GB of it.  

 

$30 done.

 

https://smile.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?keywords=256gb+ssd&qid=1556031975&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1


Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

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6 minutes ago, will1432 said:

thank you!

Glad to help.  One note... you don't have to activate Windows if you don't want to, but if you do... there are cheap Windows keys out there at places like kinguin.com or scdkey.com etc.

 

That's if it prompts you for activation.  Not sure, since you're not swapping any other part.


Emma : i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + 2x 860 EVO 1TB M.2 (RAID 0) - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" 3440x1440 100Hz - Mackie CR5BT - Logitech G910, G502, G933 - Cooler Master Universal Graphics Card Holder

 

Plex : Ryzen 5 1600 (stock) - Gigabyte B450M-DS3H - G. Skill Ripjaws V 8GB 2400Mhz - GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - 840 EVO 256GB + Toshiba P300 3TB - TP-Link AC1900 PCIe Wifi - Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 - Antec Nine Hundred - Dell 19" 4:3

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just use a windows 7 key which seams to fix that. also I am converting everything over to linux using pop!

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